Monday, August 10, 2009

Kristin's Graduation

My niece Kristin is very special to me. This past Saturday, she graduated from the University of South Florida with a Master of Science Degree in Speech Language Pathology.

I wish I could have been there to see this important event in her life but I'm so thankful for the internet. Greg and I were able to watch the graduation ceremony live online! I think we actually had a better view than her parents and sister in the audience. Greg captured this photo from the live streaming video.

This is the invitation to the commencement exercises. We are so proud of you Kristin! I know you have worked hard for this.

And I can't believe you already have a job in the school system working with children. You will be so perfect for this.

I wanted to share a few photos of the special moments Kristin and I shared after her high school graduation just six years ago. Remember our trip to NYC?


Kristin at the top of the Empire State Building

Kristin meeting Charlie Gibson

And Robin Roberts of Good Morning America was so nice!

I love this photo of Kristin in Central Park.

I'm so grateful to my brother Steve and my sister-in-love Barb for sharing their daughter with me. I feel like a second mom to her.

Kristin, congratulations from Uncle Greg and me and ...we love you.


6 comments:

  1. Congrats to your beautiful niece. Debbie, since I was 38 before our daughter was born, I know how you feel about your niece. Because I didn't have children, I enjoyed them even more.

    I pray she will enjoy her new job.

    Love!
    Beth

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  2. Congrats to your dear niece, she is very lovely.

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  3. Congrats to your niece!

    Praising God for her new job and the accomplishments she has already had - which prove her heart for excellence!

    Praying over her as she begins this new journey in life!

    You are a blessing in her life and so thankful God gave her to you as well!

    Lots of love,
    Jill

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  4. Congratulations to your niece! That truly is a wonderful Praise Report of her new job.

    I know that I have said this before-you are such a blessing!

    I also wanted to let you know that I have a BLOG HUG (aka award) for you. (I love that you wrote that on your Awards List caption "Hugs From Blogging Friends"... I thought this is a perfect expression, so I look at these awards now as BLOG HUGs :o)

    Blessings & Aloha!

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  5. Kristen is just beautiful. It seems like it was just yesterday when you took that trip to NYC with her. How time flies. I know you are proud of her and her accomplishment.
    Also, today is the first time I have seen your new web design. It looks great. I especially like the heart design beside your name - very nice. It is just a very bright, crisp and clear design. I like it.

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  6. That is so great you could watch the ceremony live. Congrats to your niece on this special event!

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